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Tennie Burge Johnson
B: 1925-12-08
D: 2017-08-21
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Johnson, Tennie Burge
Sheila Gail Bennett Bruce
B: 1953-08-08
D: 2017-08-20
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Bruce, Sheila Gail Bennett
Edward Boyd Scott
B: 1934-12-21
D: 2017-08-19
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Scott, Edward Boyd
Larry McKenzie Thomas
B: 1944-05-24
D: 2017-08-17
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Thomas, Larry McKenzie
Kimberly Grubbs Toon
B: 1961-07-24
D: 2017-08-17
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Toon, Kimberly Grubbs
Lloyd Price Bennett
B: 1930-03-23
D: 2017-08-16
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Bennett, Lloyd Price
Paul Ray Peery
B: 1929-08-16
D: 2017-08-16
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Peery, Paul Ray
Pearlie Louise Beard
B: 1936-04-09
D: 2017-08-14
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Beard, Pearlie Louise
David Eugene Butts
B: 1942-08-14
D: 2017-08-14
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Butts, David Eugene
James Alan Aldis
B: 1953-01-09
D: 2017-08-14
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Aldis, James Alan
Jeffery David Freeman
B: 1960-07-10
D: 2017-08-14
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Freeman, Jeffery David
Dorothy Jean Knight
B: 1925-12-17
D: 2017-08-14
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Knight, Dorothy Jean
John G. Brewer
B: 1951-05-26
D: 2017-08-14
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Brewer, John G.
Christine Carol Heins
B: 1968-01-28
D: 2017-08-14
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Heins, Christine Carol
Charles William Cook
B: 1983-12-17
D: 2017-08-13
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Cook, Charles William
Ronnie C. Hawkins, Sr.
B: 1939-10-11
D: 2017-08-13
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Hawkins, Sr., Ronnie C.
Betty Ann Godschall Westphal McGowan
B: 1935-06-26
D: 2017-08-13
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McGowan, Betty Ann Godschall Westphal
Dan Woodard Woodside
B: 1937-10-19
D: 2017-08-12
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Woodside, Dan Woodard
Gene Edwin Thomason
B: 1929-08-12
D: 2017-08-12
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Thomason, Gene Edwin
Charles W. Witherspoon, Jr.
B: 1926-00-00
D: 2017-08-09
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Witherspoon, Jr., Charles W.
Cynthia Anne Brient
B: 1959-05-12
D: 2017-08-09
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Brient, Cynthia Anne

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Veterans Administration

VETERAN’S BURIAL ALLOWANCE


The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) furnishes a partial reimbursement of eligible veteran’s burial and funeral costs.  When the cause of death is not service-related, the reimbursement is generally described as two payments.  (1) a burial and funeral expense allowance, and (2) a plot interment allowance.  You may be entitled to a VA burial allowance if:
•    You paid for a veteran’s burial or funeral AND
•    You have not been reimbursed by another government agency or some other source, such as the deceased veteran’s employer AND
•    The veteran was discharged under conditions other than dishonorable.

In addition, at least one of the following conditions must be met:
•    The veteran died because of service-related disability OR
•    The veteran was getting VA pension or compensation at the time of death OR
•    The veteran was entitled to receive VA pension or compensation but decided not to reduce his/her military retirement or disability pay OR
•    The veteran died in a VA hospital or while in a nursing home under VA contract.
Service related death.  The VA will pay an allowance toward burial expenses.
Non-service related death.  The VA will pay an allowance toward burial and funeral expenses and a plot interment allowance.  If the death happened while the veteran was in a VA hospital or under contracted nursing care, the cost of moving the deceased may be reimbursed.

HEADSTONES AND MARKERS

•    The VA furnishes upon request, at no charge to the applicant, a Government headstone or marker to mark the unmarked grave of an eligible veteran in any cemetery around the world.
•    Flat bronze, granite or marble marker and upright granite and marble headstones are available.  The style chose must be consistent with existing markers or monuments at the place of burial.
•    Niche markers are also available to mark columbarium used for inurnment of cremated remains.

BURIAL FLAGS

Most veterans are eligible for a burial flag.  Reservists entitled to retired pay are also eligible to receive a burial flag.

To facilitate receiving veterans benefits for which you may be eligible, you will need the following when you contact the Veterans Administration Office:
•    Proof of the veteran’s military service (DD 214)
•    Service Serial Number
•    Marriage License (if applicable)
•    Children’s Birth Certificate( if applicable)
•    Certified copy of the death certificate.

Veterans Administration Toll-Free Phone Number is:  1-800-827-1000 or visit their online website: www.va.gov